Don’t read this if you haven’t watched the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. You have been warned.
As a whole, “Inmates,” last Sunday’s installment of The Walking Dead on AMC, was an up and down affair. Segmented as it was, some pieces worked much better than others. What this episode did do was throw in some elements that are going to have a huge impact on the landscape and dynamic of the series for a long time to come. Carol (Melissa McBride) is back, baby Judith Grimes is still alive, and Tara (Alanna Masterson) is involved in the story once again, at least for the time being. But those aren’t the only surprises. We’ve been expecting them since before season four kicked off, but the very end of “Inmates” introduced, briefly, three new characters: Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita Epsinosa (Christian Serratos), and Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), three key characters from the comics. This is obviously a big move, and Cudlitz recently opened up about his character and the changes we can expect.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Southland star discussed how he came by his latest role, how similar the TV versions will be to their two-dimensional counterparts, and how their presence will change the preexisting dynamic of the series.